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post #651 of 1291 (permalink) Old 05-25-2018, 06:46 AM
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Quote: Originally Posted by gupsterg View Post
I went to 1102, rig was fine other than PB/XFR not working.

Flashbacked 1003 rig stuck as described.

Flashbacked 1102 rig stuck as described.

So I will flash 9952, then 9950, then 1003, all using flashback. Did you make board post between flashbacks? cheers .

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It's all fun and games.

Yes let the system post between each flash and if it says BIOS updating, wait a few minutes to see if it updates. I think in my case it did and it should only take a minute or so before restarting and then you can flash the previous BIOS using flashback.

What a pain!
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updated to this bios?why not AGESA 1.0.7.1?still display AGESA 0.0.6.0?this problem me too
AGESA string seems to rarely get updated , shame really...

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It's all fun and games.

Yes let the system post between each flash and if it says BIOS updating, wait a few minutes to see if it updates. I think in my case it did and it should only take a minute or so before restarting and then you can flash the previous BIOS using flashback.

What a pain!
I tried 9952 > POST > 9950 > POST > 1003 > POST.

All I get at each post is slow post like you do when UEFI just flashed. DRAM Q-LED stays lit whilst post cycle occurring, OLED is always displaying Code: 70 Updating EC1 code, on screen I get ROG logo with text below to hit DEL/F2. Rig just sits there... ....

Trying a 2nd time... but I think my board is bricked ... this is very similar to what went on with C6H when a UEFI had EC updates enabled and boards bricked ...

Ahh well still have C7H to play with over weekend ...
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That is concerning, I know these are test BIOS's...but surely they should not be given out if they Brick boards ?


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Quote: Originally Posted by gupsterg View Post
AGESA string seems to rarely get updated , shame really...



I tried 9952 > POST > 9950 > POST > 1003 > POST.

All I get at each post is slow post like you do when UEFI just flashed. DRAM Q-LED stays lit whilst post cycle occurring, OLED is always displaying Code: 70 Updating EC1 code, on screen I get ROG logo with text below to hit DEL/F2. Rig just sits there... ....

Trying a 2nd time... but I think my board is bricked ... this is very similar to what went on with C6H when a UEFI had EC updates enabled and boards bricked ...

Ahh well still have C7H to play with over weekend ...
Try a clear CMOS, reflash 1102 via USB then post, let it update and restart, then do the same and back to 9952, 9950 and 1003.

I'm sure that was the exact step i followed, but perhaps i did something slightly differently. However i saw exactly the same thing as you and i recovered, so there is a way.

I was able to recover from 1003 not working and get back to 1102 and from there i managed to roll back one bios version at a time.

Hopefully Elmor comes in to help out.
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After having tried several times updating as stated before I had a break. When I mean break I mean broke the cycle of sitting at ROG logo and OLED stating Code 70: Updating EC1 code.

I downed 1st release UEFI from ASUS site, UEFI 0211. Used flashback like I always do. Rig posted and I had still OLED stating Code 70: Updating EC1 code. I still had DRAM Q-LED stuck (orange) as other LEDs cycled as they should several times. This time after the ROG logo I had on screen:-

BIOS is updating.
Do not shut down or reset the system to prevent system bootup failure.

Which had stopped happening before when trying to recover board. Also this time the RGB reset back to rainbow cycle, where as before all times it has been static red as I had it set ages ago (AURA was uninstalled straight after setting this many months ago).

The message:-

BIOS is updating.
Do not shut down or reset the system to prevent system bootup failure.

Did not clear from screen or board reset, etc. SO I waited ~5min and forced board off by holding power button down (again had done this before). Powered off PSU, did CLRCMOS, then powered on and restarted board and this time when the message:-

BIOS is updating.
Do not shut down or reset the system to prevent system bootup failure.

Came up board shutdown and powered up. And now I'm using TR/ZE to write this post .

Now to flash a newer UEFI! LOL EC FW has gone old, left below is today (time/date wrong), right is past screen capture.

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After having tried several times updating as stated before I had a break. When I mean break I mean broke the cycle of sitting at ROG logo and OLED stating Code 70: Updating EC1 code.

I downed 1st release UEFI from ASUS site, UEFI 0211. Used flashback like I always do. Rig posted and I had still OLED stating Code 70: Updating EC1 code. I still had DRAM Q-LED stuck (orange) as other LEDs cycled as they should several times. This time after the ROG logo I had on screen:-

BIOS is updating.
Do not shut down or reset the system to prevent system bootup failure.

Which had stopped happening before when trying to recover board. Also this time the RGB reset back to rainbow cycle, where as before all times it has been static red as I had it set ages ago (AURA was uninstalled straight after setting this many months ago).

The message:-

BIOS is updating.
Do not shut down or reset the system to prevent system bootup failure.

Did not clear from screen or board reset, etc. SO I waited ~5min and forced board off by holding power button down (again had done this before). Powered off PSU, did CLRCMOS, then powered on and restarted board and this time when the message:-

BIOS is updating.
Do not shut down or reset the system to prevent system bootup failure.

Came up board shutdown and powered up. And now I'm using TR/ZE to write this post .

Now to flash a newer UEFI! LOL EC FW has gone old, left below is today (time/date wrong), right is past screen capture.

Attachment 200593
Glad to hear you got there in the end. It's always such a relief isn't it?
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Glad to hear you got there in the end. It's always such a relief isn't it?
LOL! yeah if I said I didn't have a few butt clenching moments I'd be lying .

I proceeded to flash each "Official" UEFI in order, as on ASUS support page. I went 0211 > 0305 > 0503 > 0701 > 0902 > 1003.

UEFI 0305 contains the EC updates for system/LED, all others flashed did no updates (except 0211 having a downgrade). Looking at past captures I'm back where I should be in this regard. I also retried OLED FW update in OS and that had not been undone from all this.

I think I'll stay on 1003, as 9950 has no functioning mobo USB headers, 9952 gives me "hit'n'miss" lack of GRUB menu, as I have W10 & Linux Mint installed. 1103 has no PB/XFR and I use CPU at stock ~90% of the time.

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I recall some while back you having "iffy" EC versions, perhaps try a flash of 0211, then 0305 and finally a newer one. Then check if OLED FW 1.00.13 is needed or not.

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LOL! yeah if I said I didn't have a few butt clenching moments I'd be lying .

I proceeded to flash each "Official" UEFI in order, as on ASUS support page. I went 0211 > 0305 > 0503 > 0701 > 0902 > 1003.

UEFI 0305 contains the EC updates for system/LED, all others flashed did no updates (except 0211 having a downgrade). Looking at past captures I'm back where I should be in this regard. I also retried OLED FW update in OS and that had not been undone from all this.

I think I'll stay on 1003, as 9950 has no functioning mobo USB headers, 9952 gives me "hit'n'miss" lack of GRUB menu, as I have W10 & Linux Mint installed. 1103 has no PB/XFR and I use CPU at stock ~90% of the time.

@Brain29

I recall some while back you having "iffy" EC versions, perhaps try a flash of 0211, then 0305 and finally a newer one. Then check if OLED FW 1.00.13 is needed or not.
1003 has been the best for me so far, bar the C States bug. I'm on 1102 now on both systems and will use this for now, but if i get issues i will dial back to 1003, via 9952 and then 9950.
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I think the CLRCMS gets rid of the stuck EC update after downgrade from 1102. As only 0211 and 0305 has an EC/LED FW update, upto UEFI 1003. Looking at a screenie of 9950 mobo page it matches what I would have from UEFI 0305 except one thing. UEFI 9950 has LED EC2 knocked out for some reason in version table. Don't have screenies for 9952 or 1102 in my records. I may take the adventure once more on 1102 .
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Really regret buying into Threadripper / ASUS at this point. Never had problems with ASUS boards before, this has been a nightmare. (Never expected these kind of problems with their flagship board of all things) I think I'm done with this mess.
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